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Key Lime Parfait or Pie in a Jar

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • 8 1/2 pint jars and lids


  • 1 box coconut cake mix
  • 1 regular size box of lime jello
  • 1 regular size box of cheesecake flavor Jello instant pudding mix
  • 1 regular container of Cool Whip
  • 3 T key lime juice { I used Nellie & Joe’s}
  • zest of 1 lime
  • 1/2-1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 10 vanilla oreos crumbled


  • Make the cake according to package directions and add 3 T Key West lime juice and some lime zest. Boil 1 1/2 cup water. Add 1 box of lime jello. Stir it up until it is dissolved. When the cake is done baking, pull it out and poke holes all over the top of the cake. Now just pour the liquid over the hot cake, and put it in the fridge to cool down. While the cake is cooling, make the cheesecake pudding. Combine the crumbled oreos with the graham crackers. When your cake is cool, cut it into cubes. When the pudding is set up, begin layering. Start with the crushed cookies and graham crumbs, then 3-4 cake cubes, 3 Tablespoons of pudding, and a layer of cool whip. Repeat, ending with a crumb topping and garnish with a slice of lime. This makes 8 parfaits, with 1/2 of the cake left over.


Double the cool whip, cheesecake pudding and cookie graham crumbs to make 16 parfaits or 1 large trifle.
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